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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Founded in 1998, this is a comprehensive museum dedicated to art in the Islamic world.  It is one of just a few museums dedicated solely to Islamic art, and perhaps the best.  The building itself is elegantly designed and decorated.  There are five different domes.  In the entrance hall is an inverted dome, adorned with arabesque and gilded cartouches.  While the focus is on Malaysia, there ...

Capital Museum

Capital Museum

Beijing, China

The Capital Museum is one of Beijing’s newest.  It first opened in 1981, and moved into its current location in 2005.  Initially, it wasn’t much more than a storehouse, completely overshadowed by Beijing’s other museums.  Now it stands as one of its best, thank to the new building, which is an attraction in its own right.  With more than 60,000m² of floor space and room for 13 ...

Mausoleum of Saladin

Mausoleum of Saladin

Damascus, Syria

Saladin was a famous Sultan, most renowned for his role as leader of the Muslims during the bloody Crusades. He died in 1193 and his mausoleum is a low rise white building with a red dome. Contained within it is a walnut wood cenotaph containing Saladin’s body carved with intricate motifs representative of the Ayubbid Era.  Also contained within, is a marble tomb gifted by Kaiser Wilhelm II o...

Great Synagogue

Great Synagogue

Budapest, Hungary

This synagogue is the largest outside of New York City and can seat 3000 worshippers in its Romantic and Moorish style prayer area. Built in 1859, it has been renovated over the years; in an annexe you’ll find the Jewish Museum (342 8949, VII Dohany utca 2) which has objects related to Jewish religious and general culture. Amongst the items is a handwritten book of the local Burial Society, circa ...